The Norwich Snapdragon

Over the past few weeks we have gradually been removing objects from Norwich Castle keep, in order to clear the space for the next phase of our exciting project: Gateway to Medieval England.

This meant the transportation of one of our Snap Dragons from Norwich Castle to the Norfolk Collections Centre. I say ‘one of’, because we actually have three Snap Dragons! And they are now all re-united in store…..


Three Snap Dragons at the Norfolk Collections Centre (we also have the head of a Snap Dragon on display at the Museum of Norwich). 

In 1984 Norfolk Museums Service published this very informative information sheet summarising the long and fascinating story of the Snap Dragons. It is a longer read than our blogs tend to be, but if you are interested in learning more about our Snaps then I recommend giving it a read……..




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